There are certain things one associates with backs.
Swinging a bat.
They are obvious. They are natural. You expect to have trouble with these when you "throw out" your back. Well, not the moles, they are trouble all the time.
What I have noticed is that the poor ole back is underrated. Think about the things you never have associated with your back.
Doing the dishes.
Using the facilities.
Pulling up your pants.
Holding a child on your lap.
Blowing your nose.
Wiping the table after dinner.
Getting the mail
Sorting the mail
answering the mail
paying the bills
rolling over in bed
sitting up in bed
pulling the blankets over oneself in bed
laying a child down in his crib
putting a child on the potty when he is screaming "dee!"
changing a diaper
carrying a glass of ice water while walking across a room
cutting the plastic off your fifth frozen pizza in a week
opening the oven door
looking at the piles of crap all over your floor that you can't pick up and put away
getting up off the floor
sitting in a folding chair
standing to sing a song in church
holding a book to read
pouring milk on cereal
holding a baby
cuddling a child
hugging a spouse
Backs are sorely (no pun intended) underrated.
Please, back, please, return to me.
I've got things to do.